Overton County News Overton County News - An Award Winning Newspaper - Livingston, Tennessee
homeabout ussubscriptionskids cornerlocal linkscontact us
News
Events
Society
80 Years Ago
Obituaries
Sports
Weather
Classifieds
Archives

Archives 04-28-2010
Obituaries
Jakob Edwin Gunnels
Funeral services for Mr. Jakob Edwin Gunnels, 21, of Livingston, were conducted at 4 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Frank Bledsoe officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Gunnels died Tuesday, April 20, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He lived and breathed to play his guitar and attended Algood First Freewill Baptist Church.

Born January 14, 1989 in Anderson, IN, he was the son of Teddy Gunnels and Linda (Kirby) Hart. He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Howard and Vesta Gunnels and Addison and Suzie Maynord; an uncle, Billy Edwin Gunnels; and a cousin, Brian Scott Smith.

Survivors are, in addition to his parents, a step-mother, Debbie Jo Gunnels; 2 brothers, Tanner Gunnels and Jason Hart; 2 sisters, Tionna Hart and Shelby Hart; grandparents, Billy and Connie Gunnels, Helen and Bud Howard, and Ervin and Donna Kirby; an aunt, Tammy Thompson and husband, Rick; and an uncle, Greg Conner and wife, Donna.

Pallbearers were Chase Clark, Chance Clark, Cody Gentry, Devin Gentry, Kelten Cook, Abe, Jason Hart, and Nate Lee.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

top of page

Velma R. (Wilson) Bowman
Funeral services for Mrs. Velma R. (Wilson) Bowman, 86, of Dayton, OH and formerly of Overton County, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Bro. Leon Graves officiating.

Burial will be in Mayland Cemetery in Mayland, TN.

Mrs. Bowman died Saturday, April 24, at Eastgate Health Care Center in Cincinnati, OH. She was a loving mother who dedicated her life to caring for her family. She had been active in her church throughout her life and loved to play her guitar and sing.

Born May 12, 1923 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Quitman and Beulah (Pitts) Wilson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul D. Bowman; 4 brothers, Herman Wilson, Guy Wilson, B.J. Wilson, and Dewayne Wilson; and 2 sisters, Ruby Ketchum and Dorothy Wilson.

Survivors include 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Gerhard Weckesser of Cincinnati, OH, Reba and Bob Patterson of Westmoreland, TN, Charlotte and Jim Babcock of Dayton, OH, and Marsha and gary Stoltz of Piqua, OH; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Emily Bowman of Crossville, TN, Donnie and Faye Bowman of Crawford, TN; and Ron and Kay Bowman of Dayton, OH; 4 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, Jeff Wilson of Dayton, OH, Dale Wilson of Monterey, TN, Willis and Berta Mae Wilson of Rickman, and Ray and Jeanette Wilson of Nashville; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

top of page

Corey Brown
Funeral services for Mr. Corey Brown, 23, of Livingston, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 2010, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles Rice and Rev. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Burial was in Franklin Cemetery in Hilham.

Mr. Brown died Wednesday, April 21, at his home. He had been a construction worker and general contractor in Gallatin, TN. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church and loved skateboarding, the outdoors, and riding motorcycles.

Born May 23, 1986 in Overton County, he was the son of Ralph E. and Shirley (Franklin) Brown.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, Matt Geesling of Cookeville; 2 sisters, Amy Bledsoe and Amanda Parrigin, both of Livingston; a fiancee, Jennifer Parker of Hilham and her son, Alex Contreras; grandparents, Robert and Joyce Pardue of Livingston; a niece, Tori Bledsoe; 2 nephews, Gage Sons and Kamarley Parrigin; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Pallbearers were Jacob Turner, Jeremy Boles, Mark Matthews, Derrick Bingaman, Anthony Bingaman, and Johnny Franklin.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

top of page

Carolyn Kay (Deck) Copeland
Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Kay (Deck) Copeland, 51, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2010, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Rev. Shannon Copeland officiating.

Burial was in Liberty Cemetery.

Mrs. Copeland died Friday, April 23, at her home. She had been a factory worker and member of Fairview Freewill Baptist Church.

Born April 18, 1959 in Overton County, she was the daughter of Ruby Marie (Cantrell) Deck of Livingston and the late Cooper Lee Deck. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, J.C. “Bud” Deck.

In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband, Gerald Copeland of Rickman; a son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Libby Copeland of Sparta; 2 daughters, Heather Copeland of Livingston and Candace Copeland of Rickman; a brother, Roger Deck of Hardy’s Chapel Community; 3 sisters, Wanda Savage of Rickman, Judy Carter of Alpine, and Rebel Hammock of Independence Community.

Pallbearers were Travis Copeland, Ben Gore, Randy Savage, Matthew Savage, Brandon Hargis, and Adam Lacy.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

top of page

Carlos R. Flatt
Funeral services for Mr. Carlos R. Flatt, 63, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2010 from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. Cecil Barlow officiating.

Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Flatt died Wednesday, April 21, at his home. He was an employee of Walmart and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam Conflict.

Born August 23, 1946 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Carlos Rudolph Flatt and Lula Mae (Mangham) Flatt Dennis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Flatt.

Survivors include 2 sisters, Wanda Paschal of Anderson, IN and Shirley Bradshaw of Leeds, AL; a niece, Mayna Bradshaw; 3 nephews, Russell Flatt, Ryan Paschal, and Neal Paschal; 3 aunts, Genevieve Crites, Ophelia Marshall, and Pearl Roberts; 2 uncles, R.J. Mangham and Leon Flatt; a special friend, Jody Pennington; and a host of cousins.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

top of page

Allan Dean “Deano” Hawkins
Funeral services for Mr. Allan Dean “Deano” Hawkins, 59, of Cookeville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2010 from Dodson Branch Freewill Baptist Church, with Ron Allen officiating.

Burial was in Dodson Branch Cemetery.

Mr. Hawkins died Saturday, April 17, at his home in Cookeville.
Born June 14, 1951 in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Allan and Anna (Bull) Hawkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 great-nephews.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Hawkins of Cookeville; a son, Jamie Hawkins of Cookeville; a daughter, Crystal Swallows of Cookeville; a step-son, Robert Souza of Cookeville; a brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Donna Hawkins of Dodson Branch Community, 2 sisters and brother-in-laws, Earlene and Leon Nevins of Avon, IN, and Irene and Fred Gamble of New Salem, IN; 4 grandchildren, Hannah Swallows, Audrey Hawkins, Kelsey Hawkins, and Leah Hawkins; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

top of page

Thurman Jefferson Mchood
Funeral services for Mr. Thurman Jefferson McHood, 78, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2010, from the chapel of Cookeville Funeral Home, with Bro. Kenneth Stephens and Bro. Earl Dirkson officiating.

Burial was in Crestlawn Cemetery.

Mr. McHood died Monday, April 19, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion Post 46 for 56 years. He graduated from Baxter Seminary in 1950 and attended Tennessee Tech to become a Draftical Engineer.

Born August 5, 1931 in Dekalb County, he was the son of the late Thurman and Florence (Winfree) McHood. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jane (Bennett) McHood; and 2 brothers, Leonard A. McHood and Frank McHood.

Survivors include 2 sons, Jeffery Lynn McHood and Timothy Glenn McHood, both of Cookeville; and 2 sisters, Virginia McHood and Doris Stewart, both of Baxter.

Pallbearers were Eugene Bennett, Dean Bennett, Frank Bennett, Denny Bennett, Bill Bennett, and Levi.

Honorary pallbearers were Ernest Bennett, Doc Lee, Wayne Wright, Glen Stewart, Jim Bonoil, and Warren Stewart.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

top of page

Brenda (Edmonds) Porter
Funeral services for Mrs. Brenda (Edmonds) Porter, 60, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 25, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Porter died Thursday, April 22 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born August 5, 1949 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Thurman and Geneva (Ayers) Edmonds. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gory Porter; and a brother, Larry Edmonds.

Survivors include a son, Chris Cantrell; a daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Anthony Sells; a sister, Gail Young; 2 half-sisters, Wanda Rich and Emma Stover; 2 half-brothers, Glen Edmonds and Junior Edmonds; a step-mother, Olen Edmonds; 3 granddaughters, Ashley Hammock, Brittney Cantrell, and Courtney Cantrell; a grandson, Matthew Hammock; and a great-grandson, Bryson Hammock.

Pallbearers were Matthew Hammock, Glen Edmonds, Jason Rich, Rod Edmonds, Donnie Wright, and Junior Edmonds.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

top of page

Eva Faye (Hutchison) Qualls
Funeral services for Mrs. Elva Faye (Hutchison) Qualls, 74, of Hilham, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Dewey Masters officiating.

Burial was in Old Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Qualls died Friday, April 23, at the home of her daughter.

Born September 29, 1935 in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Martha (Bilbrey) Hutchison. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Shirley Qualls.

Survivors include a son, Gary Qualls of Hilham; 2 daughters, Sue Gore and Tammy Qualls, both of Livingston; a step-son, Michael Qualls of Michigan; 2 brothers, Billy Hutchison and Ray Hutchison, both of Cookeville; 2 sisters, Wilma Hensley of Cookeville and Alice Pearl Hutchison of Boulder, CO; a special granddaughter, Emily Carr of Livingston; 5 grandsons, Robert Covey, Andy Qualls, Brian White, Nathan Qualls, and Michael White; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Pigg, Jerry Pigg, Donald Pigg, Billy Handy, Lyn Qualls, and Rick Qualls.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

top of page

Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570
tel 931.823.6485
fax 931.823.6486
info@overtoncountynews.com



 
Printing Supplies Graphic Design Custom Printing Advertising